I've never reprinted an email forward on these hallowed Interwebnets, but today -- the day we've sold our grandkids down the river for no apparent reason -- it's more than appropriate.
...Sixty four years ago Norman Thomas predicted what was going to happen to our country.
Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US , Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate on the Socialist Party Ticket. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."
Indeed they have.
Joseph Farah has a column on this today, too.